If you find a why you will figure out what and how. I had the opportunity to share a sensitive space with a young lady yesterday. We discussed faith over fear. When was the last time you accomplished a task afraid? What was the outcome of your task? How did you feel along the way? How did you feel after completion? In my experience when I have a reason for doing something, I’m more focused on the possibility rather than failure. For example, I’ve mentioned before how I’ve failed am exam several times. I shared with the young lady when I have failed the exam, quitting because of failure has not crossed my mind because I have so many possibilities to make my dreams become reality. When I have failed the test, my initial response has been tears and frustration. Undoubtedly, I equate my need to pass to my desires to win in my life. Additionally, it is a teachable moment for my daughters. The lesson includes persistence and perseverance. Since that’s the case, I have decided to keep going because I will not give up on arriving at my destination because of a score. I will not allow momentary failure to detour my desires, purpose and promises. Fear has a way of gripping and crippling. We have to allow our faith to arrest fear and set us free.
My why takes precedent over any obstacles. My thought process is if I do not, then my failure and fear blocks my chance to increase my tithes, my mission offering, my funding to my foundation, my desire to internationally travel with my daughters every season, my goal to travel monthly within the states debt free, my push to enlarge my territory with other desires on my success list. Is fear worthy of my goals, my purpose, my passion? Does fear have that much power over an individual? Fear, absolutely should not. I have mentioned it once and I will will mention it again, faith does not make it easy, but faith makes it possible. If you quit, who else are you permitted to quit since you’re the center of influence?
As I sat and listened to the young lady, I reflected on the list of things that I have been designed to do and how grateful I am for finally accomplishing some of those things, such as my blog, my foundation, and my publication. I was able to empathize with her because there was a moment in my life when I thought, I have got to accomplish what I have been designed to possess, particularly because it is inspiring to myself, my daughters and those who are stuck. Proudly, I was able to say, affirm your life, make a list, begin, don’t fret. Move forward in faith. People truly need to hear that they are not the first nor the last to seem stuck and undecided, unfulfilled. No matter the age, people are searching and seeking. People are on a quest to live a self assured and happy life, but battle with what that looks like. Just another reason why the journey is necessary. Just another reason why there is a lesson in the pressing so that that part of the story may have a voice added to it because someone needs to hear the story behind the glory. Keep going until uncomfortable becomes comfortable. So much love to you all.